Munster, Indiana, is really a part of the larger Chicago metroplex, located in Lake County, Indiana, around 30 miles from the Chicago Loop. Many may recognize Munster by its nickname, the “Town on the Ridge,” since it sits on Ridge Road as well as on the Illinois state line. Gary, Indiana, is also a stone’s throw away. It’s a small town, only a little over 7 square miles, and it’s even smaller when you consider that Munster has 3 lakes within its jurisdictional boundaries. People have lived here, by these little lakes, for centuries: the Potawatomi Indian Tribe is considered to the be earliest known inhabitants of the area. Shortly before the American Civil War, as the federal government relocated the Potawatomi Indian Tribe to the Oklahoma Territory, a Dutch settler named Jacob Munster moved to the area to operate a general store to serve new settlers coming to live in the area. Around 40 years later, the community agreed to name their town Munster in honor of their shopkeeper. According to the U.S. Census, around 25,000 people live in Munster today. Many residents of Munster commute outside the city for work but choose to raise their families and have their homes in this small community. The experienced Munster injury lawyers of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group serve this community. Munster enjoys a growing reputation as a good place to raise a family. Every school in the Munster public school system is award-winning; for those looking to live in or near Chicago, Munster has been touted by Neighborhood Scout as having the best combination of affordability and public school quality education in the entire Chicago Metropolitan Area. Munster is home to The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper, which is the second-largest newspaper in the State of Indiana (second only to the Indianapolis Star). Munster is also honored to have one of the best hospitals in the United States serving its community. Community Hospital, in fact, is the only hospital in the State of Indiana to be named to the Healthgrade America’s list of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, as being in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for seven years in a row. Business is booming in Munster: not only are there new developments popping up in Munster, but there is an exciting renovation of Calumet Avenue in Munster designed to bring exceptional retail and business concerns, as well as a big expansion of Munster’s Strack and Van Til’s and a resolution the bottleneck for those trying to get through the notoriously clogged intersection of 45th Avenue and Calumet.
Munster’s Dark Lord Day
Still, many may find Munster’s biggest claim to fame to be its annual Dark Lord Day. Sponsored by local Three Floyds Brewery each April, Dark Lord Day is where beer lovers come from across the country and around the world to enjoy Munster’s own Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. It’s a famous local brew and a craft beer that can only be purchased on this one day of the year, Dark Lord Day. As part of Dark Lord Day festivities, there are other brews to sample from all over the world as well as live music from a half-dozen different bands and enjoy some good food. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful acts of another, then you may have a legal claim for damages as well as the right to justice against the wrongdoer and you are welcomed to contact a Chicagoland and Indiana personal injury lawyer at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group to schedule a free initial legal consultation.